Post-rock is dead! Post-rock is dying! Post-rock never happened! You’ve probably heard all three of these things (OK, probably not the last one) over the past few years. In a way, those are accurate statements but only if you have a very narrow definition of what post-rock is.
In 2015 a trio of Dallas teenagers calling themselves Glasir quietly unveiled Unborn, an EP that was stunning in its maturity and sheer power; despite their neophyte status, their work was lauded by post-minded publications. It was announced that Elusive Sound had signed the band, which implied an exciting future on the horizon. The band then went quiet for a time however, and as it goes, other releases caught our attention, new bands emerged to catch our collective eye, and the towering wave of time threatened to consume Glasir like it did other one-release wonders like Iceberg Theory and Signals to Vega – artists who gave us a single fantastic EP before fading into the ether. But on August 31st that potential fate was resolved when Elusive dropped New Dark Age - Glasir’s first full-length - with very little pageantry or hype; and drop it does, like hammers from the Norse mythology that the band derives its moniker from.